When it comes to accidents related to the public transport The US has seen some of the bizarre ones. Commute train accidents have been one of the fatal ones. Here’s a list of those disastrous mishaps of commuter trains since 2000.
September 12, 2008: Metrolink commuter train- Chatsworth, California
A Metrolink passenger train and a Union Pacific freight train collided head-on in the late evening. The Metrolink’s train and one of its three traveller cars crashed; two of the freight train’s locomotive and 10 of its 17 autos wrecked.
January 26, 2005: Metrolink commuter train- Glendale, California, near Los Angeles
A Metrolink passenger train struck an empty Jeep Cherokee that a man had stopped on the railroad tracks. The southbound train wrecked, kept running into a northbound Metrolink train and afterwards collided with a Union Pacific train that was stopped close-by. Until 2008 (over), this would be Metrolink’s deadliest crash.
June 22, 2009: WMATA commuter train- Washington
One Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority passenger train (Train 112) struck the back of another (Train 214) that was halted close to the Red Line’s Fort Totten station during surge hour around 5 p.m. The back car of Train 214 extended around 63 feet into the lead car of Train 112, the NTSB said. Each of the nine individuals who died was on Train 112, which included 112’s operator.
May 12, 2015: Amtrak- Philadelphia
An Amtrak prepare, made a beeline for New York from Washington with 238 travellers and five crew members, wrecked. Video demonstrated the train was accelerating as it moved toward a bend, only minutes previously its crash.
June 24, 2011: Amtrak- A desert in Churchill County, Nevada
A substantial business truck struck an Amtrak traveller train at an intersection, slaughtering the truck driver, the train conductor and four train travellers. The train was going from Chicago to Emeryville, California.
February 3, 2015: Metro-North- Valhalla, New York
A Metro-North traveller train struck an SUV at an intersection at 6:26 p.m. Witnesses said the SUV was stopped at the intersection when the intersection doors were closing, striking the back of the SUV. The train’s engineer deployed emergency brakes, yet the train, however it had been going just under a 60 mph restrict, did not stop in time. Killed were five prepare travellers and the SUV driver.
April 18, 2002: Amtrak- Near Crescent City, Florida
An Amtrak train with 446 people wrecked on a left-hand bend of a CSX-owned track. Twenty-one of the train 40 cars were off the rail.
December 1, 2013: Metro-North- Bronx, New York
A Metro-North traveller train, heading from Poughkeepsie to Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, wrecked at a left-hand bend. The train was going at 82 mph when it derailed at a bend where the limit was 30 mph. The train was going over the speed limit since the engineer had fallen asleep.
April 3, 2016: Amtrak- Chester, Pennsylvania
An Amtrak train collided with a backhoe that was on the tracks, slaughtering two Amtrak construction workers. The train, heading out from New York to Savannah, Georgia, was carrying 337 passengers and seven team members. The effect caused the lead motor of the train to derail.